Over the last few weeks the SEC has clamped down on two initial coin offerings — and in doing so, raises questions about whether shady ICOs are a byproduct of other avenues for cryptocurrency fraud being closed down.
Yale University’s Chief Executive Leadership Institute surveyed 87 corporate leaders last week on aspects of the economy and politics, from the U.S. tax bill to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Virtually nothing on the list brought them closer to consensus than hating the cryptocurrency.
Germany joined European governments pushing for global bitcoin regulation amid mounting alarm that the world’s most popular digital currency is being used by money-launderers, drug traffickers and terrorists.
While much has been said about the "total supply" of bitcoin as a fixed amount, the reality is that "hard forks" in the Bitcoin blockchain have eliminated this limit, writes Mariam Nishanian, a spokesperson for Dentacoin.
The biometric data, broken up into shares, is persisted separately in off-chain storage that can be controlled and sealed via blockchain references for integrity and provenance, writes James Stickland, CEO of Veridium.